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Wade Says LeBron 'Didn't Quit' During Cavs Playoff Run
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade is standing up for new Miami Heat teammate LeBron James, telling The Associated Press that the NBA's two-time MVP "didn't quit" on Cleveland during the playoffs.

Wade says that the criticism directed toward James bothers him because they're friends, and stings even more now that they're teammates in Miami.

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert made the "he quit" accusation to The AP last week after James went on a televised special and announced he was leaving Cleveland to join the Heat.

Gilbert cited four games in Cleveland's second-round series against Boston as proof of his claim.

The Cavs lost that series in six games, but Wade points out that James had 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 6.

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